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Weird Wide Web: A dream database, millions of faces and shooting Walter White

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

WELCOME TO THE WEIRD Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.

Cool Facebook-related site of the week

A ‘creative technologist’ has mapped out the Facebook profile photos of every single one of the social networking site’s users on one webpage, The Verge reports. At first, it looks a bit like your computer has lost the run of itself but if you click anywhere on the site, it’ll bring you in for a close look and you see a sea of faces. Your own is in there somewhere… can you find it?

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Dream-remembering app of the week

We’ve all had the frustrating experience of forgetting a great dream and then it’s gone forever and you’ll never know what it might have meant. Well now there’s an app for that, of course.

The premise is easy enough. There are already apps that slowly wake up you up in a more natural way with escalating alarms and Shadow works along the same lines. Then you can type, speak or answer questions as soon as you’re awake and it’s still fresh and it’s all recorded. The big idea is to create a massive ‘dream database’ so that the significance of dreams on a global scale can be analysed.

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Translate while you read gadget of the week

Imagine being able to sit down in any restaurant in the world, open the menu, and have all of the words suddenly appear in English. The creators of this gadget had that very idea. The Telegraph reports it is thought they were designed for British tourists who venture outside of the most popular areas in Japan, where English menus would not be available.

Breaking Bad game of the week

Everyone is talking about Breaking Bad this week. Buzzfeed have found this addictive game that allows you to shoot Walter White. Go wild.

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